NBA: discussion after commentator’s slip-up. Marcin Gortat stood up for him

The Houston Rockets won 114: 111 against the Washington Wizards, but more than the match itself was talked about by the commentator. Glenn Consor used a comparison that proved unfortunate. – Kevin Porter Jr., like his father, pulled the trigger at the right moment – assessed the basketball player’s throw in the last seconds of the match, giving a win. The point is that the player’s father is a person who actually shot another person in the past, and he is also a person who himself died at the hands of another shooter.

Well, the real father of the basketball player is Kevin Porter Senior, who was accused of murder in 1993. He was supposed to shoot a 14-year-old girl, for which he was sentenced to four and a half years in prison. According to the court, the shot was accidental, but 11 years later he himself was shot victim and died. Consor, on the other hand, was probably thinking about former NBA player Kevin Porter.

Before the commentator could speak on the unfortunate mistake, however, he had to face severe criticism, also from LeBron James. – He thought it was cool? No, we don’t agree to that. I’m sorry, but it won’t work. How insensitive one can be to say such a thing. I am praying for you, but there is no place for you in our beautiful game, he wrote on his Twitter.

– Come on, man. Let him explain first. He did not know! He was talking not about that person. You are killing a very honest and hard-working man now – commented Marcin Gortat.

Consor himself also referred to the event on Twitter. – Let me take this opportunity to sincerely apologize to Kevin Porter JR. and his family and the Rockets organization for their comment during yesterday’s match. I mistakenly thought that Kevin was the son of ex-Washington player Kevin Porter, and did not realize that the words I spoke to describe his winning throw would be painful or insensitive in any way. I got in touch with Kevin to apologize personally and I hope we can talk soon, wrote a commentator who has been working on Wizards matches for 14 years. The club itself argues that the failure will not affect his further work.

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